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Nissan supplier efforts key to more Miss. output

CANTON — The old shipping racks at the Nissan Motor Co. supplier say “Topre, Cullman, AL.” The new ones say “Topre, Canton, MS.” That’s because Topre America’s robots, tended by 165 employees, are now welding together support frames for trucks inside a Mississippi facility that’s a long walk from where Nissan assembles them. Japanese-based Topre is one of seven suppliers ...

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MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job

A back injury that prevented Carl Newman from entering the Phoenix police academy four decades ago led Newman to pursue a career that has him slated to become CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority on Jan. 2. Newman, 59, will take over running Jackson’s Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and other Jackson Municipal Airport Authority operations after a two-year ...

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Uber now available in Jackson

JACKSON — The ride-hailing company Uber has launched service in Jackson. Uber Technologies Inc. provides a smartphone app that allows people to order rides in privately driven cars instead of taxis. Uber drivers use their personal cars and often do it for extra cash to supplement their income at other jobs. The company said it does background checks on all ...

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Highway 6’s bad bridges getting ‘short-term’ fix

Staff and Wire Reports Mississippi Department of Transportation crews have made temporary repairs to several Mississippi Highway 6 bridges between Batesville and Clarksdale. MDOT has raised posted weight limits on the bridges after replacing and constructing additional shoring of numerous timber pilings which support the bridge, the Associated Press reports. Commercial vehicles, such as empty agriculture trucks and school buses, ...

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MDOT making 'short-term fix' to bad bridges on Highway 6

BATESVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be raising the posted weight limits of several Highway 6 bridges between Batesville and Clarksdale. In order to raise the posted weight limits, MDOT bridge maintenance crews replaced and constructed additional shoring for numerous timber pilings which support the bridge. Raising the posted limits will allow commercial vehicles, such as empty ...

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Corps' closing of river could impact grain exports

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Closing the Mississippi River to reinforce part of the bank at the height of a record harvest season could do serious damage to grain exports, says the Waterways Council Inc., a trade group for barge shipping. The Army Corps of Engineers is closing a three-mile stretch between Memphis and Greenville during the day to reinforce a washed-out ...

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American Eagle flies out of Hattiesburg for first time

HATTIESBURG — An American Eagle 50-passenger jet left the Hattiesburg Laurel regional airport yesterday as the airline made its debut. American Eagle will connect Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian regional airports with its parent carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. It replaced Silver Airways as the area’s commercial carrier. “We’ve got service now that we believe is something that you can grow,” Hattiesburg-Laurel Executive ...

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